Listen: THESE GUY – ‘THAT FUCKING GUY’

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Brisbane locals These Guy have come forth with a great piece of electro-pop weirdness, offering up ‘That Fucking Guy’ for our listening pleasure. For the uninitiated, These Guy is comprised of three guys – Joe Saxby, Josh Coxon and Eddie L’Estrange. Initially a bedroom project of Saxby’s, These Guy has emerged from those cosy confines to become a fully-fledged live outfit. 2015 has been littered with singles, each one a neat sample of confident synth pop – nothing too complicated but catchy enough to build up momentum.

‘That Fucking Guy’ is part ‘Deadbeat Summer’, part ‘Mona Lisa’ –it’s breezy and insular with its composition adding quirks and texture throughout. It’s a bit oddball like Snowy Nasdaq, a bit tongue in cheek like Max Chillen. The lyrical content refers to being a asshole to someone close to you – someone who didn’t really deserve it – making you feel like a piece of shit. ‘That Fucking Guy’ seems to be self-reflective, not pretending to be the one hard done by but rather the one doing the harm. These Guy are a great unit, Brisbane is lucky to have them.

Be sure to check out the film clip for ‘That Fucking Guy’, directed by Tyler Sajko.

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